Do I Have a Strong Family?
Do I Have a Strong Family?

Do I Have a Strong Family?

Lead Author(s): Ron Hammond, Paul Cheney

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A sociology of the family activity by Ron Hammond Ph.D and Paul Cheney Ph.D.

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   Do I Have a Strong Family?

Answer the following questions as accurately as possible. You may do this for your family of marriage or origin. Perhaps you could photocopy this quiz, have another family member take it, then discuss your findings.

Question 1
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I feel that my family is the best that it can be. Do you agree or disagree (Circle one):


Question 2
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I feel that my marriage is the best that it can be. Do you agree or disagree (Circle one):


Question 3
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My family often spends time together having fun.

A

True

B

False


Question 4
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My family often takes part in traditions.

A

True

B

False


Question 5
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My family members communicate well. We can talk about most things openly.

A

True

B

False


Question 6
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My family members express their feelings often.

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True

B

False


Question 7
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My family members respect each other's feelings.

A

True

B

False


Question 8
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My family values working together and we often do.

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True

B

False


Question 9
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My family shares the experience of religion and spirituality.

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True

B

False


Question 10
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My family members enjoy each other=s company.

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True

B

False


Question 11
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Each member of my family is valued and important to other members.

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True

B

False


Question 12
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When serious problems develop in my family we work them out eventually.

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True

B

False


Question 13
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My family allows for each of us to be unique.

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True

B

False


Question 14
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Every member of my family is committed to its well-being and success.

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True

B

False


Question 15
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We often express appropriate physical affection in my family (hugs, kisses, etc...)

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True

B

False


Question 16
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We can turn to one another when things get tough in my family.

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True

B

False


Question 17
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We often express verbal affection in my family (love, praise, acceptance, etc...)

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True

B

False


Question 18
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We often spend time together just taking it easy.

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True

B

False


Question 19
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Each person in my family is allowed to suffer the consequences of his or her own actions.

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True

B

False


Question 20
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In my family we have favorite foods which we usually eat on holidays.

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True

B

False


Question 21
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In my family, if things get to bad we will seek outside help.

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True

B

False


Question 22
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In my family we respect and maintain each other=s boundaries.

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True

B

False


Question 23
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In my family everyone=s input is considered when major decisions are made.

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True

B

False


Question 24
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In my family parents are clearly the leaders.

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True

B

False


Question 25
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In my family we give each other space when it's needed.

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True

B

False


Question 26
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In my family we have healthy relationships with extended family members.

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True

B

False


Question 27
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In my family adult children are allowed to make their own decisions.

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True

B

False


Question 28
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In my family everyone is supported in his or her interests.

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True

B

False


Question 29
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In my family we forgive each other when mistakes are made.

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True

B

False


Question 30
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In my family members will listen to each other and are supportive.

A

True

B

False


Scoring this quiz: Give yourself the number of points that corresponds to the answer you put for Questions 1 & 2 (IE: if you put 4 for # 1 and 2 for #2 you get 6 points). Give yourself 1 point for each true answer in Questions 3-30, then add in your points from Questions 1 & 2. If you are not currently married then ignore Question #2. The higher your score, the stronger your family is. Strong families are not perfect families. Often families have both strengths and weaknesses. In this quiz you have been exposed to factors found in strong families. If you answered false to some of these questions. Talk to a spouse, parent, or other family member about his or her perception of the issue. What if anything could be done to improve in this area. Do the findings from this assessment accurately reflect you, your expectations, and your life experience? Why?